Attendance at Mass during the present lockdown is not recommended so Parishioners and others can view or listen via webcam or radio as Mass is celebrated from Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballygawley. Anniversaries will be marked on the days arranged and also read out at the Masses on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Saturday 13th 7pm – Mackie, Month Mind, & Alice McGirr, Patrick Quinn

Sunday 14th 11am – Fr Michael Seery Month Mind, McElroy & Bogan Families Dec, Ted & Bridie Quinn, Brendan McCrystal

Sunday 14th is Day of Prayer for Temperance – Tuesday 16th 7pm

Mass for the Sick

Ash Wednesday 17th 10am

Ash Wednesday 17th 7pm

Ash Wednesday is to be observed as a day of penance in the whole Church, one of both abstinence and fasting.

Thursday 18th 7pm – Anna Kane Month Mind

Friday 19th 10am

Saturday 20th 7pm – Chris McCaul, Francis & Conchessa McRory, Margaret Conroy

Sunday 21st 11am – Nan McCann

Tuesday 23rd 7pm

Wednesday 24th 10am

Thursday 25th 7pm

Friday 26th 10am

Saturday 27th 7pm – Michael, Alice, Margaret Early & Dec Family

Sunday 28th 11am

Brigid McGarvey

*webcam available via Parish website or

Readers are allowed to attend Mass when exercising their Ministry – contact Fr. M.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – with the present Covid 19 restrictions adoration has been suspended until after 5th March.

Lately deceased: Fr Joe McKeever, Fr Tommy McGeough, Marie Mulgrew, Fr Enda Keenan, Carmel O’Hanlon, Czeslaw Indulski.

Feasts: Sunday 14th Sts Cyril & Methodius, St Valentine, Day of prayer for Temperance; 17th Ash Wednesday, St Fintan, Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order; Friday 19th Worldwide Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse; Sunday 21st St Peter Damian; Monday 22nd Chair of St Peter; Tuesday 23rd St Polycarp; Friday 19th is the anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Cardinal Sean Brady 1995.

Season of Lent: begins on Ash Wednesday 17th February – Parishioners and others can join in the Masses via radio or webcam that day at 10am and 7pm. Ashes will be blessed during the Masses, but you will have to supply your own at home and mark each other’s foreheads.

The liturgy during Lent is marked by no Gloria or Alleluia; no flowers in the sanctuary; purple/violet vestments – all this emphasises the penitential character of Lent. How will Lent be marked in your life – is there something that needs changed or transformed? Morals, values, Catholicity, spirituality – operation transformation?!

Forms of Friday Penance which may be fulfilled during all of Lent: abstaining from meat or some other food; abstaining from alcoholic drink or smoking; making a special effort at involment in family prayer; making a special effort to participate in Mass during the week – can I suggest in these abnormal times that families chose an evening to gather for Mass via webcam – our Parish has two evening Masses at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday, Killeeshil Monday 7.30pm; Aghaloo has Night Prayer via Facebook; visiting the Blessed Sacrament in Church; praying the Stations of the Cross; fasting from food for a longer period of time and giving what is saved to the needy; helping the poor, sick, old or lonely – checking in on elderly relatives and neighbours and those who live alone. Other resources which families can use during Lent: log on

Sacrament of Baptism: we welcome into the Erigal Ciaran faith community James Michael McCormack who was Baptised recently.

Renewal of Marriage Vows will take place during all Masses next Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st. couples are encouraged to dress up at home for these Masses, make it special.

Continuous Rosary in Ireland for Peace and Charity Beginning Ash Wednesday, 17th February 2021. The idea is simple. A continuous Rosary will be offered up every minute of every day for PEACE and CHARITY in Ireland. Every Parish in Ireland has a date and time allocated, the same for every year. For your allocated date and time please log into click on your diocese and then your parish. It would be appreciated if you could get family and friends overseas involved. For those of you who may like to pray the Rosary every day, and promote it to others, please visit an initiative under the spiritual leadership of Archbishop Eamon Martin.

Our Parish of Errigal Ciaran has been allocated the following dates and times (24hour clock): 2nd day of every month:

January, February, March surname A-L 17.24-17.42; surname M-Z 17.42-18.00

April, May, June surname A-L 23:24 – 23:42; surname M-Z 23:42 – 00:00

July, August, September surname A-L 05:24 – 05:42; surname M-Z 05:42 – 06:00

October, November, December surname A-L 11:24 – 11:42; surname M-Z 11:42 – 12:00

For example on 2nd March Fr O’Dwyer will pray the Rosary at home between 17.42 and 18.00, along with others whose surname begins M-Z.

“Keeping Our Community Connected”. Errigal Ciaran GAC presents An Evening with Paschal McAnenly Sunday 21st February at 7pm and An Evening with Bronagh Broderick Sunday 28th February at 7pm LIVE from Church of Immaculate Conception Ballygawley Webcam. The club are holding two virtual concerts for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. We hope that this entertainment will brighten up your Sunday evenings as we stay at home to stay safe. To attend the concert virtually simply just click the link to join on the church webcam. This project has been funded by The Warm Well & Connected Programme which is managed by Omagh forum and funded by DfC & DAERA.

Day for Grandparents and Elders – Pope Francis has assigned this special day which will fall on the Sunday nearest the feast day of Sts Joachim and Anne, the parents of Our Lady and grandparents of Jesus. This year this day will be celebrated on Sunday 25th July.

Bulletin – the next bulletin will be published on February 28th for two weeks.